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There is Life After Layoff Show 

Welcome to the There is Life After Layoff® Show
Broadcasting from Atlanta, GA.  Join Host Ali and Guests as they talk about new opportunities in finding your purpose following the emotional impact of a job layoff.


Encore- Feature Podcast
with Special Guest Joshua Leonard, Founder, Leonard Studios
"How hard work and tenacity paved the way to my success"


New Podcasts

with Special Guest Deberah Williams, Founder, A Fresh Start LLC

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "A Fresh Start"

In this episode Ali and Deberah discuss  how to plan your way to restoring and building "A Fresh Start!" 

Meet Deberah:

Deberah W. Williams is the Founder of A Fresh Start, LLC. Deberah is from Chase City, VA and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Norfolk State University, majored in Health Information Management, and her Graduate Degree from The University of Phoenix, majored in Business Administration with a concentration on Healthcare Management. Deberah is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She resides in the Atlanta. Deberah has worked in the following areas as a loan officer, operations manager, and consultant for various mortgage companies. Her experience includes working with mortgage companies, financial advisors, students, tax consultants, attorneys and real estate agents. Deberah also travels for speaking engagements throughout the country to educate the community on the importance of credit. She also takes an active role in putting together and hosting workshops with churches, students and Empowerment Summits for various organizations. 

with Special Guest Ryan Kilgore


Preview and Listen to Ryan's Music

We The People 1

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title: "Just Walk"

In this Episode:  Ali and Ryan "Just Walk" through Ryan's journey of fulfilling his life's purpose through music.  Ryan will share motivational "nuggets" for aspiring artists.

Meet Ryan:

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ryan Kilgore has been playing the soulful sounds of the saxophone since age 10. Being a fourth generation sax player is just one of the many milestones Ryan has come to accomplish over his musical career.  After playing in the band for four years at Southwest DeKalb High School, Ryan went on to attend Clark Atlanta University and was the first freshman to become drum major, as well as proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc.  Ryan's musical inspiration came from his grandfather, Ester Betterson, who was not only in love with music, but also bought Ryan's first horn.
Before joining Sol Factor in 2003, Ryan played on the Fighting Temptations soundtrack with vocalist Faith Evans, on the song titled "Heaven Knows", as well as performed on the Walt Disney movie Country Bears. He then continued to work with legendary producers/writers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as the phenomenal Stevie Wonder.  Ryan is also no stranger to the film industry. He has made cameo appearances in 20th Century Fox's Drumline, Paramount Pictures' Fighting Temptations, and Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman.  The feelings that he can't express verbally, he can express through his smooth sounds of "Saxuality." Ryan is an exceptional saxophone player who strives to instill in all people the importance of music's role in the enrichment of the human spirit. 


Podcasts on Demand (preview) 

Episode with Guest Co-Host Shar Marshall "Virtual Book Signing for the There is Life After Layoff Empowerment & Rediscovery Journal"

Episode with Guest Lisa Molly Williams-Powell "If you are willing...God is able" 

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About the Show

There is Life After Layoff® is a show that was divinely inspired by the personal journey of the host, Alicia " Ali" Ward, through her experience with job layoffs. Ali's emotional, spiritual enlightenment and growth; partnered with her willingness to face her own truths while being transparent, provides for a safe and friendly conversational style show format.

The show explores the emotional and spiritual journey of individuals who have recently been laid off or are facing a pending layoff. The show also creates insight for individuals who are in pursuit of their life's purpose; individuals who are stuck in unfulfilling careers/jobs; as well as new or aspiring entrepreneurs. Geared toward addressing the emotional impact and uncertainty of how to move forward, the show’s format tackles topics that are real and provides a platform that which focuses on life, family, relationships, livelihood and faith after layoff and unforeseen life circumstances.

Along with Ali Ward, special guests and co-hosts are featured to share personal stories of triumph through difficult life occurrences. The goal is to inspire and empower listeners about learning to survive and discover a life of purpose after experiencing the impact of a layoff or other life-altering event. Listeners are encouraged to call-in and join the conversation with our subject matter experts in various fields who serve as special guests and co-hosts.

Host Ali's Bio

Meet Host Ali

Alicia Ward is a wife and mother of two adorable children who now resides just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She is a “Native New Yorker” who as a teenager, relocated to South Florida with her family where she attended high school and developed a love for sports. Upon graduation, Alicia continued her education and was successful at graduating with honors from the historically renowned Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

After graduating from Tuskegee, Alicia pursued her professional career by relocating to Atlanta, after securing a position as a Commercial Production Underwriter. It was while working in this capacity, that Alicia encountered her first experience with being laid off. After only four years, the company announced that they planned to consolidate offices and as a result, the decision was made to relocate the local underwriting function out of state. It was at this time, that Alicia decided to remain in Atlanta and pursue other options for employment. Needless to say, Alicia was devastated and didn’t know what to do or where to turn. It took a little over a year before she was able to secure employment and pick up the pieces of her life and professional career and move forward. This was a very tough road to travel and she lost a lot of her self-esteem in the process. However, once again, her love for sports helped her to re-build her self-esteem as she decided to pursue a lifelong dream to become a competitive bodybuilder. Following and accomplishing this dream, allowed Alicia to not only transform her body, but also to transform her entire outlook on what it takes to live a balanced life (physically, emotionally and spiritually).

After fighting her way back, Alicia worked throughout various industries ranging from non-profit to education, which brings us to the present. As life oftentimes repeats itself, once again, and with no advanced notice, Alicia found herself being laid off from her job of almost fourteen years as the Transfer Credit Coordinator and Commencement Coordinator at a major post-secondary college, for the second time in her professional career. However, there was one major difference about this particular time. The difference was that Alicia felt a PEACE about her layoff and accepted it with a positive outlook.

Understanding that the peace that she had was a blessing and a sign from God, she decided to use this experience as way to not only re-discover who she is but to also follow her life's purpose, which is to inspire and empower others to use their gifts and talents to walk in their true purpose or passion. This realization resulted her being divinely inspired to use of one of her longtime passions, of writing, to create her blog “There is Life After Layoff® (" The success of the blog resulted in her hosting a weekly blog talk radio show of the same name. It is her journey of truth, transparency and growth through the experience of a layoff.

Walking in her life's purpose has also afforded Alicia with the opportunities to use her talents in such areas as: Life Coaching/Mentoring, Motivational Speaking, Guest Writing (on other blogs), Book Editing, Website Design and Conference Hosting just to name a few. She is a proud member of The National Association of Professional Women and the National Alliance of Women in Media. She also continues to run daily and participates in local road races.

Alicia's life is a true testimony of how keeping God First and being obedient will guide you towards your life's purpose and if asked to sum it all up in three words, her response would be, "WORK IN PROGRESS"